Law & Order (season 14)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Law & Order (season 14)
L&O DVDCoverSeason14.jpg
Season 14 U.S. DVD Cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 24, 2003 (2003-09-24) – May 19, 2004 (2004-05-19)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 September 14, 2004 (2004-09-14)[1]
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 13
Next →
Season 15
List of Law & Order episodes

The 14th season of Law & Order premiered on September 24, 2003 and concluded on May 19, 2004 on NBC.

Cast[edit]

Law[edit]

Order[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
Code
302 1 "Bodies" Constantine Makris Teleplay by: William N. Fordes
Story by: Michael S. Chernuchin & William N. Fordes
September 24, 2003 (2003-09-24) E4302
While investigating the death of a teenaged girl, the detectives stumble on a pattern of crimes that indicate they are after a serial killer. The suspect, however, puts the prosecutors through an ethical wringer when he discloses his attorney's knowledge of the victims and their whereabouts.
303 2 "Bounty" Matthew Penn Michael S. Chernuchin October 1, 2003 (2003-10-01) E4304
The investigation into the murder of a bounty hunter leads to a reporter with compromised ethics and a dubious defense strategy.
304 3 "Patient Zero" David Platt Wendy Battles October 8, 2003 (2003-10-08) E4301
The investigation into the carjacking of a vehicle containing vials of a deadly virus leads the detectives on a search for the first person infected with the virus and a biochemist whose sinister motivations were driven by passion.
305 4 "Shrunk" Jace Alexander Richard Sweren October 22, 2003 (2003-10-22) E4305
The police and prosecutors investigate the connection between an award-winning songwriter and the young woman found murdered in his home to discover who would profit by her death at his hands.
306 5 "Blaze" Gloria Muzio Marc Guggenheim, Aaron Zelman & Michael S. Chernuchin October 29, 2003 (2003-10-29) E4309
A teenager's need for parental love, acceptance, and recognition sets in motion the events leading to the deaths of 23 concert-goers in a blaze started by a rock band's illegal pyrotechnics.
307 6 "Identity" Jace Alexander Janis Diamond November 5, 2003 (2003-11-05) E4311
When a man is found murdered shortly after depositing almost $400,000 in his savings account, the investigation into the source of funds reveals that the victim ran an identity theft scam which left an elderly man homeless and impoverished.
308 7 "Floater" Richard Dobbs Eric Overmyer November 12, 2003 (2003-11-12) E4307
The husband of a woman whose partially decomposed body is found floating in the Hudson River becomes the prime suspect in her murder until the prosecutors uncover a connection between her prospective attorney and a judge who has heard a suspiciously high number of his cases.
309 8 "Embedded" Ed Sherin Craig Turk November 19, 2003 (2003-11-19) E4303
After a reporter accused of causing the deaths of soldiers with whom he was embedded in Iraq by reporting on their troop movements is shot and wounded on the eve of his return to the front, the ballistics report indicates that the gun belonged to one of the dead soldiers, leading the detectives to uncover who brought the gun back from the front and committed the crime.
310 9 "Compassion" Constantine Makris Roz Weinman November 26, 2003 (2003-11-26) E4308
When a con man passing himself off as a grief counselor is poisoned by a respected doctor he victimized, McCoy must determine whether revenge or insanity prompted the crime.
311 10 "Ill-Conceived" David Platt Aaron Zelman, Noah Baylin & Michael S. Chernuchin December 3, 2003 (2003-12-03) E4306
The owner of a clothing company with alien immigrant workers is found murdered which sends the detectives on a search for an unidentified evening caller whose girlfriend, also a worker in the factory, recently gave birth. Upon discovery that the victim was also the baby's father, the boyfriend is arrested with the motive being an office affair until the victim's widow discloses that it was a surrogate arrangement.
312 11 "Darwinian" Jace Alexander Marc Guggenheim January 7, 2004 (2004-01-07) E4313
The apparent hit-and-run of a homeless man sends the detectives on a search for the driver, a high-profile female publicist, which fuels the fire for the prosecutors to obtain a murder conviction. However, an autopsy reveals that the victim died as a result of a beating, which had to have taken place hours before the car accident, which leads to a suspect within the homeless community.
313 12 "Payback" Constantine Makris Lorenzo Carcaterra January 14, 2004 (2004-01-14) E4310
The investigation into the murder of a former bookie turned mob informant reveals a disturbing new wrinkle in organized crime involving legitimate businessmen moonlighting as contract hitmen in a battle for mob leadership, and ends with a Federal ploy to nullify the plea bargain in the case, leaving McCoy seething and two more people dead.
314 13 "Married with Children" Richard Dobbs Wendy Battles & William N. Fordes February 4, 2004 (2004-02-04) E4315
The death of a woman who fell from a hotel balcony leads to a case involving a lesbian couple and a state law banning gay adoption.
315 14 "City Hall" Gloria Muzio Richard Sweren & Marc Guggenheim February 11, 2004 (2004-02-11) E4318

A city employee's clerical error sets in motion a chain of events which culminates in a fatal shooting at City Hall and a secret federal court proceeding with sinister implications.

316 15 "Veteran's Day" David Platt Noah Baylin February 18, 2004 (2004-02-18) E4314
A decorated Gulf War veteran, grief-stricken over the Afghanistan combat death of his son, murders an anti-war protester, claiming at trial that he acted under extreme emotional distress.
317 16 "Can I Get a Witness?" Don Scardino Aaron Zelman February 25, 2004 (2004-02-25) E4320
McCoy faces an uphill battle in proving that witnesses to the murder of a drug mule were bribed, intimidated, and eventually murdered on the orders of the drug dealer accused of the crime.
318 17 "Hands Free" Gloria Muzio Janis Diamond March 3, 2004 (2004-03-03) E4316
When McCoy fails to win a murder conviction against an eccentric cross-dressing millionaire for the death of his neighbor, he redoubles the effort to convict the man for murdering his second wife years earlier by demonstrating that he murdered a witness to the crime.
319 18 "Evil Breeds" Constantine Makris Teleplay by: Noah Baylin
Story by: Barry Schindel & Noah Baylin
March 24, 2004 (2004-03-24) E4326
A Holocaust survivor is murdered on the eve of her testimony in the deportation trial of a former concentration camp guard. McCoy must not only put the murderer on trial, but also the former guard who stood to gain the most from the survivor's death, even though evidence is limited.
320 19 "Nowhere Man" Martha Mitchell William N. Fordes March 31, 2004 (2004-03-31) E4324

The District Attorney's Office is set on its ear when the investigation into the death of an A.D.A. uncovers a scandal that could imperil hundreds of cases.

  • New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg makes in-character cameos at the beginning and end of the episode.
321 20 "Everybody Loves Raimondo's" Richard Dobbs Teleplay by: Lorenzo Carcaterra
Story by: Richard Sweren & Lorenzo Carcaterra
April 14, 2004 (2004-04-14) E4327
Greed, treachery and disrespect shape the motives for murder when two men are gunned down at an exclusive restaurant.
322 21 "Vendetta" David Platt Teleplay by: David Nahmod
Story by: Michael S. Chernuchin & David Nahmod
April 21, 2004 (2004-04-21) E4317
The investigation into a barroom brawl fatality reveals a detective's decades-old vendetta against a petty criminal turned murderer who was falsely accused of one murder after evading conviction on another.
323 22 "Gaijin" Jace Alexander Wendy Battles April 28, 2004 (2004-04-28) E4325
Van Buren has reservations about Branch's tactics in luring a Ginza nightclub owner back to New York after the Japanese government is unwilling to extradite him to face charges of conspiracy and murder in the death of his wife on a New York City vacation.
324 23 "Caviar Emptor" Richard Dobbs Roz Weinman May 12, 2004 (2004-05-12) E4321
When a caviar importer is murdered the day after his wedding to a much-younger woman, the large pool of suspects includes his new wife, his children, and his chief competitor, each of whom has a compelling motive for committing the crime.
325 24 "C.O.D." Matthew Penn Richard Sweren & Marc Guggenheim May 19, 2004 (2004-05-19) E4319

Briscoe bids farewell to the 27 as the prosecution of two women for killing each other's husbands comes to a successful conclusion.

Notes and references[edit]

  • This is the final season to feature Jerry Orbach as Det. Lennie Briscoe. The character was transferred to the spin-off Law & Order: Trial by Jury. Orbach appeared in only two episodes of the show, dying of prostate cancer on December 28.
  • Season 14 was released on DVD, September 14, 2004 & the slimline set was released on February 25, 2014.
  • This was the second time that the series had no cast changes for two successive seasons. The first time this happened was with the 8th season.

External links[edit]


Preceded by
Season Thirteen
(2002-2003)
List of Law & Order seasons
(1990-2010)
Succeeded by
Season Fifteen
(2004-2005)